Rick Ross Net Worth
Rick Ross, an American rapper and entrepreneur, and an entertainer who has performed for fans since the early 2000’s, was the first artist to sign to P. Diddy’s Ciroc Entertainment. Event though Rick Ross has had a somewhat flakey reputation over the years, he has made a name for himself as being a well known rapper and entrepreneur. His voice was first heard in his single, Hustlin,” and afterwards, he was the artist that big label owners, like Jay-Z and P. Diddy wanted to sign to bring the authenticity of rap back to life. Ross’ first debut album, “Port of Miami,” was released in 2006 and peaked on the top on the U.S. Billboard 200. He has been a major voice in the entertainment industry with other entertainers praising him as being one of the best as well as many saying that he is bringing back the way rap music used to be. The estimated net worth of Rick Ross is $47 million.
William Leonard Roberts II, also known as Rick Ross, was born on January 28, 1976. He was born in Coahoma County, Mississippi and raised in Carol City, Florida. His inspiration of music, came from well known artists, such as, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Luther Campbell, and Ice Cube. After Ross graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High School, he attended Albany State University, on a football scholarship. However, Ross dropped out of college to pursue his dream of being a rapper. While taking on his dream of being a rapper, Ross also got involved in dealing drugs. Rick Ross has two children, Toie and William.
With Rick Ross dropping out of college to pursue his dream in rap, he also created a stage name that fans would never forget. The inspiration of his name came from a well known drug trafficker, by the name of, “Freeway” Rick Ross. Some people saw this name creation as Rick Ross being a fraud in some kind of way, once it was revealed where he got the stage name fro
m, but since the revealing of the real inspiration behind his name, fans have grown to have accept it. Another issue that seemed to get Rick Ross in trouble with his devoted fans, was that he had been a correctional officer previous to becoming the well known rapper that many grown to know and love. After denying this truth about him being a correction officer, Ross had admitted to it, and has continued to make music that has caught the ears of many ever since. However, before taking on the persona of Rick Ross, he made his debut on Erick Sermon’s 2000 compilation of Def Squad Presents Erick Sermon. On Sermon’s album, he was known as, Tephlon, and he appeared on a track, called, “Ain’t Shhh to Discuss.” After appearing on this song, Ross was signed to an independent Southern rap label, called, Suave House Records, whose artists were 8Ball & MJG. He later moved to another record label, Slip-n-Slide, and this label had released music by, Trick Daddy and Trina. While on this label, Ross collaborated with several other artists, but eventually left the label, after releasing a single, called, “Just Chillin,” in 2003. The song that made fans really listen to what he had to say, was “Hustlin,” which was also the song that left labels in a bidding war over who would sign him. Ross signed to Def Jam, a label, ran by rapper and entrepreneur, Jay Z. After his first album, Port of Miami, went to number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, Ross, released his sophomore album in 2008, titled, Trilla, which he later confessed that the inspiration behind this album, was Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller.” With the creation of Ross’ sophomore album, he hit number one again on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. Rick Ross also collaborated with other artists after his second album, with artists, such as, R. Kelly, Flo-Rida, Nelly, and T-Pain. In 2009, Ross released his third album, Deeper Than Rap, which made The New York Times, say that the album was the best work created by Rick Ross. The same year Ross released his album Deeper Than Ran, he launched his record label, Maybach Music Group (MMG). This label helped with the release of some of the greatest music, by artists, such as, Meek Mill, Omarion, and Wale. The next years, fans saw Ross accomplish releasing another record on his label, titled, Teflon Don as well as Self Made Vol. 1, in 2011. Rick Ross continued on his great success of music path in 2012, when he released, God Forgives, I Don’t. With this album, he had brought some of the most greatest musicians together for this album, which includes, Dr. Dre, Andre 3000, and Drake, among many others. Since these albums he has been on a path of releasing great music, by great artists, and with this has come a few other albums of his own, which include, Hood Billionaire and Black Market. Since his debut in the early 2000’s, Rick Ross has not slowed down for a minute and he has pushed for his voice as well as others to be heard all over the world, over the years. He has been a growing inspiration for up and coming artists who hope to be just as authentic as he is.
With his hard work, Rick Ross has been able to see the benefits that come from being a motivated musician. In 2012, he won the SLFCA Award for the movie, Django Unchained for best music. He also saw a Grammy nomination in 2012, for the song, I’m On One, for Best Rap and Song Collaboration. In 2013, Ross was nominated for a Grammy for his album, God Forgives, I Don’t, for the Best Rap Album. However, 2015, was a big year, for Ross, because he was nominated for multiple awards. He was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Song, for the song, New Flame. This came along with his nomination for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance for the same song, in which he performed with Chris Brown and Usher. Rick Ross also had a nomination for a BET Award for Best Collaboration for, New Flame as well as a nomination for Video of the Year, for the same song. His most recent nomination in 2017, for a Grammy, for Best Song Written for Visual Media, for the movie Suicide Squad, has shown that Rick Ross has not lost his touch, with providing great music.
Net Worth of Rick Ross
Rick Ross has proven to be the artist that music lovers have to listen to at least once. Some people do not know how great his music and collaborations are until they are able to hear how his voice adds to the unique twist on a song. Although he has had some questionable areas in his life that has made people question his authenticity, he has not failed to deliver great music as well as launch a thriving record label. MTV News proved his thrive to success, when he was ranked fourth on the list of “Hottest MCs in the Game.” His vision of great music continues even today with his success of his record label, Maybach Music Group. Rick Ross’ net worth is $47 million He owes much of his success to the music he has given music lovers since the early 2000’s as well as the collaborations he has done with great artists, like Usher. Rick Ross can also pay tribute to his success, because of his record label that has given the world a different kind of sound by artists like, Meek Mill. Rick Ross is an unstoppable music great who will show fans what they have been missing in music.
Rick Ross has seen great success over the years. Whether being a rapper, entrepreneur, or collaborating on music projects with other artists, he has been consistent with his voice of great music. Maybach Music Group was the beginning of something different, but something that was much needed in the entertainment industry. The coming years, will be of a new age of Rick Ross and the music he will release.
Rick Ross Bio Info
Born: 28 January 1976 (age 42 years), Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Height: 1.8 m
Full name: William Leonard Roberts II
Children: Toie Roberts, William Roberts III
Solo studio albums: Port of Miami (2006), Trilla (2008), Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don (2010), God Forgives, I Don’t (2012), Mastermind (2014), Hood Billionaire (2014), Black Market (2015), Rather You Than Me (2017), Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill (2018)
Rick Ross Quotes
- How many people you bless is how you measure success. – Rick Ross
- Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. – Rick Ross
- If you’re a hater we make you scared to show your face. It’s called success. – Rick Ross
- I’m from where your hustle determines your salary. – Rick Ross
Rick Ross Videos on YouTube
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